Othniel Brainard II

Male19 September 1754–27 May 1832

Brief Life History of Othniel

When Othniel Brainard II was born on 19 September 1754, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Othniel Brainard, was 26 and his mother, Lucia Swaddle, was 25. He married Grace Stocking on 2 July 1782, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 27 May 1832, in Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Perryville Cemetery, Perryville, Madison, New York, United States.

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Othniel Brainard II
Grace Stocking
Marriage: 2 July 1782
Buckley Brainerd
Othniel Brainard III

Sources (7)

  • Othniel Brainerd, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", 1754
  • Othneil Brainard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Othniel Brainerd, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1782Byron, Genesee, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 22

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 31

    DLESEX COUNTY was incorporated by an act of the Legislature passed at the May session, 1785, and at that time consisted of six towns. Of these, Mifldletown, Chatham, Haddam, and East Haddam were taken from the county of Hartford, and Saybrook and Killingworth from New London coun

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 46

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex): variant of Brainwood, a nickname from Middle English brainwod ‘mad in the mind, furious’, for someone who easily lost his temper. The surname has a long history in villages near Chelmsford, Essex, and its 17th-century variants, including Branward, Branard, Braynard, and Braynerd, occur within 5 or 6 miles of Writtle, where the name originated in the early 14th century.

    History: Daniel Brainerd came to Hartford, CT, in 1649 at around the age of eight. There is a widespread belief that he came from Braintree, Essex, England, and that his surname may be an altered form of that place name, but there is no documentation to support this. In 1662, at the age of 21, he became one of the founders of Haddam, CT.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Othniel Brainerd BIRTH 10 Sep 1755 Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA DEATH 27 May 1832 (aged 76) Madison County, New York, USA BURIAL Perryville Cemetery Perryville, Madison County, New York, USA M …

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